October 16, 2008

Photo du Jour - les Marrons


Les Marrons made their first appearance at the market this week.

Now I'm craving Pumpkin and Chestnut Soup. Pin It

7 comments:

Scintilla said...

Not too expensive there. They are still around 7 euros here.

croquecamille said...

So how do you use fresh chestnuts, anyway? Do you have to cook them, then peel them? Crack them like walnuts? Pumpkin-chestnut soup sounds divine!

Our Juicy Life said...

ah, we just found out what those prickly things were in our yard, step on them and poof out comes a chestnut. So, do you warm them over heat (piercing them first) so they burst open or what? That is what we heard. I haven't tried the "stumble it"...is that where get the recipe, because it sounds lovely

The Beaver said...

I used to have a nice recipe of Creme de marrons that I got from an exchange student. I lost it when OI moved house. It was made with dark chocolate and chesnuts.

Loulou said...

scintilla
Wow! 7€ a kilo!
I think they are more expensive this year than last.

croquecamille
I roast them and eat them like candy. :)
Or I roast them and use them in recipes. I wrote a post about it last year. Here's the link:
http://www.liketocook.com/50226711/whb_108_chestnuts_roasting_in_an_electric_oven_come_on_sing_along_with_me.php

our juicy life
Have a look at the link I gave Camille for roasting advice.

Make sure the chestnuts you have in your yard aren't horse chestnuts, which aren't edible. You'll have to Google how to tell the difference, as I'm not sure!

beaver
Creme de marrons. YUM! That flavor reminds me of Christmas.

croquecamille said...

Thanks!

Loulou said...

croquecamille
Je vous en prie